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Kitty years ago drawing was taught in few public schools of the United States,— probably not at all in the schools of Nebraska. The artificial copies and stiff geometric figures of that day, the landscapes with tame little ruins and dejected milestones look as quaint to us now as do the costumes of that generation. This formal drawing was superseded by courses based upon logical sequence of subject matter and these in turn set aside when a study of psychology and child nature demonstrated that drawing is not a subject for the few, but a normal means of expression which every child uses naturally. This new attitude resulted in the introduction of drawing into practically every school of the country.
Our school in the half century of its life reflects every phase of these changes. The new type of drawing was introduced into the training school in 1907 and four years later into the Normal School. Since then the department has been strengthened by the addition of new courses and the enrichment of others until at the present there is prescribed work for every student who graduates, and courses in drawing and painting, design, modelling, industrial art. art history and methods of teaching supervision which when completed entitle the holder to a special certificate in addition to the normal school diploma.
The fundamental principle of the course is the relation of drawing to life. Applying this principle several school projects have been work d out during the year. Among these was the frieze of brilliant heraldic devices painted in fresco on the walls of the German room. The poster for the pageant, the cover for the pageant book and some of the designs for costumes were also the work of these special students. Such projects demanding skill, imagination, team spirit and unflagging energy prove the temper of the group of workers with pencil and brush who ally th mselves with the department.
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Amende, Pease. Holmes. Acton. Harris, Wilburn. Bloom, l.-ingdon. Prencmiin. I.vwi .
K ndergarten’s a jolly place, as kindergarteners all agree.
I nnocent we, as children are, from care and sorrow free.
N ifty, dainty is our Lottie, who before the rest went home:
D impled Myrtle’s happy visage, smiles at us where'er we roam E Isic’s two, we have to cheer us; one is dark and one is fair,
Rosy cheeks has Anne, our fav’rite, and such pretty light-brown hair. Graceful Jo and carefree Brcnnic never worry, sigh, nor fret.
A s she was expounding Froebel, Mary on the floor did “set,”
R eady ever is our Velva, to assist in games and play.
T inlid, trusty, tireless Velma, we shall miss some future day;
Eden always,” Mabel tells us, “Is our Kindergarten life.”
Nuggets of gold next year we’ll garner, unless one becomes a wife.
E. V. E.
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